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Following recent wins at the Live UK Music Awards for Best Festival (over 40,000) and Best Family Festival at the Family Traveller Awards, Isle Of Wight Festival have announced that next year's event will take place between 8-11th June 2017.
2016 marked the 15th anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival since it was successfully relaunched in 2002. It has become one of the most exciting annual global music events of the summer with a proud heritage of show-stopping headliners, including, Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Killers, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Queen + Adam Lambert, The Who, Blur and Fleetwood Mac.
The first headliner to be announced is Arcade Fire, who will take to the stage on Saturday 10th June. The much coveted appearance will be their only UK festival of the Summer and their first UK festival performance since 2014.
Rod Stewart is the second headliner to be announced and will take to the stage on Sunday 11th June. He will bring his spectacular live show to the Festival for the first time, performing a set of both classics and new hits in his dazzling signature style.
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Montreal's Grammy award winning indie-rock collective have grown from critically acclaimed cult heroes to stadium sensations across their five albums, with 2011's 'The Suburbs' picking up 'Best International Album' award at the Brits. Their now established baroque sound, embracing violin, cello, accordion, etc. then moved into a more electro direction on fourth album 'Reflektor' with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy producing, while 2017's fifth album 'Everything Now' is perhaps their most eclectic release to date, taking in elements of Disco, Reggae, Country, Funk and Electro.
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Best loved for his unmistakable voice and incredible versatility, Rod Stewart's career has spanned over four decades, making him one of the music world's longest serving artists. With his most famous hits including Maggie May and Tonight's The Night, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Able to turn his hand to anything from rock to folk to standard classics, Rod's gravelly voice and distinctive interpretations have made him one of our most famous and well-loved artists.
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The Stanton Warriors
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